Changemaker Speaker Series is a touring program of celebrated explorers, award-winning journalists, photographers, filmmakers, astronauts, innovators, and artists who are actively engaged in creating a better tomorrow. One by one, these acclaimed thought leaders are striving to solve big problems, inspire environmental stewardship, document the world around us, and bridge the distances between us. In short, they are changing the world, one story at a time.
Mike Libecki – Adventurer
Explorer Mike Libecki is on a quest to complete 100 expeditions by the time he’s 100—and he’s nearly there.
Des Moines Performing Arts Center
Des Moines, IA
Pete McBride – Photographer
In this epic journey around the world, Pete offers insights from vantages where few (if any) photographers have ever stood, showing how everything is connected and making a compelling argument for the value of protecting our lands and waters for future generations.
Fox Tucson Theatre
Cristina Mittermeier – Photographer
Cristina “Mitty” Mittermeier has dedicated her life to safeguarding the world’s ocean and inspiring millions to do the same.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Michael Davie -Journalist/Filmmaker
Witness the power of the human spirit in the most surprising places with documentarian Michael Davie.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO
Kobie Boykins – NASA Engineer
Exploring the next final frontier, as NASA’s Kobie Boykins pivots his search for life on the red planet to life on a cold moon.
Wachholz College Center
Mireya Mayor – Primatologist
Life as a mom of six and work as a world-renowned primatologist is no monkey business.
The McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert, CA